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welked t were back at home. as they travel across the state of indiana and talk to people from all different categories of work engagement small to medium to large businesses, homeowners, other constituents one thing came through loud and clear, ando that was i needed to listen to i them more than they needed to listen to me. what was on their mind i hope isobs what the president will beecau hearing as he travels across the country to talk about his jobsthe plan because j clearly on the lack minds of the american people was the jobs and the lack of jobs for many who werene struggling through a very very difficult time of unemployment. that students are graduating from college with noro place to pe go.la o people in -- were being laid off or terminated. unable to find new work. clearly we have a jobs crisis in this country. it has lasted now for some time. we have been in a deept. recession hopefully pulling out of that but the latest indicators are that things are pretty stagnant and in factin thet is t latest facet -- facts tha
the roll. mr. coats: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from indiana. senator coats mr. president, i ask unanimous consent the call of the -- mr. coats: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent the call of the quorum be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. coats: we all heard the president speak to a joint session of congress last week about his proposal to bring forward a jobs bill that was released this morning, and the president indicated that he wanted to take his case to the people. and i'm glad he's doing so. i hope that as he travels about the country, i think he'll be hearing what many of us heard during the august recess when we were back at home as i traveled across the state of indiana and talked to people from all different categories of work engagement, small to medium to large businesses, homeowners, other constituents. one thing came through loud and clear, and that was i needed to listen to them more than they needed to listen to me. what was on their mind i hope is what the president will be hearing as he travels across the countr
to these kind of voter id laws, when it upheld the indiana voter id law in the crawford case. despite the fact that there wasn't one iota, not one, not even an inch of evidence, introduced that law that anything that helps and prevents voter fraud. following 2010 when so many people sent home, think about it, folks. 25 million people who voted in 2008 did not vote in 2010. and out of that 25 million, it's estimated majority of those were obama voters. so what happened was that this open the floodgates for these republican legislatures to take control, and what they've been doing ever since is instead of, instead of doing their job, instead of dealing with homelessness, instead of dealing with foreclosures, their number one priority has been to pass these voter restriction laws. and the purpose is so that they continue to have political domination by saying, okay, in 2010 you chose not to vote. but in 2012, you're not going to be able to vote. we are going to slam the door and ensure our political dominance. so what they are doing is passing these laws. we are saying you can only vote if you ha
indiana is waiting here. but just a few minutes to speak to it, if i may. the senator from texas has introduced an amendment that really takes an unprecedented step here in the senate, and that is the step of actually requiring the president by mandate with respect to one weapons system, one singular amendment to sell a specific weapon to another country. specifically, the senator wants to take the unprecedented step of requiring the president of the united states to sell 66 new f-16 fighter aircraft to taiwan. now, the amendment mandates the sale of these new aircraft despite the fact that just yesterday, the president and the administration notified the congress of their intention to provide taiwan with nearly nearly $6 billion additional in goods and services on top of money that they have already provided to taiwan, including, mr. president, upgrades to taiwan's current fleet of 145 f-16's. now, i will stand by my record of 26-plus years here of voting for the appropriate defense relationship with respect to taiwan and china, and we have always respected the taiwan relations act,
h caused destruction in states like texas and kentucky, tennessee and indiana. and it's what we have to do again. the house republicans failed tod provide funding. farmers, economic development, long-term support for local communities to rebuild. that's what you do when you havo a crisis or an accident. and there can't be any debate about the help that's required in many all 50 states.up it requires bipartisan support because you can't get it doneth with only one party.. every state has experienced the disaster in recent years, and this year alone federal disasters have been declared in 48 states. fema's working in every one of those states to help communities rebuild and recover.and if they have the resources. if they don't, they won't be on the job. and people will continue tothe suffer.eopl so if house republicans get t their way, every state is on the verge of disaster. incredibly, the house proposale pays for disaster relief by taking money from advanced technological development that'll help our automobile industry, for instance, and create jobs. job here in the senate we've go
to access that. host: indiana, you're on. caller: first, the chart you had at first seemed to add up to more than 100%. i was wondering how you reconcile that and how do you account for things like degradation like when the exxon valdez sank g.d.p. in aalaska went up because of the cost of recovery. host: thank you, john. guest: good catch. you must be an account yourself. what i left out of that chart is imports. they are counted as a negative in g.d.p., because they are not domestic production. and we measure it by final sales. with respect to your second question of degradation of the environment, that's an issue that's been kicking around citizens u.s. accounts were founded in the great depression in the 1930's, and yes, indeed, people recognize the founder of the, that that is a net deduction that should be taken against production, and just as we depreciate and use capital in production, we should do the same for natural resources. the difficult thing is how do weness economics of pollution? most oil wells are not bought or sold or developed by the companies themselves so, there's no p
throughout the heartland, in indiana or illinois. senator roberts talked about agriculture. in north dakota we've got more cattle than people. i think we've got three million cattle. right now to send them into south korea, we pay more than 40% tariff. how do we compete with argentina or australia in that situation? this is an opportunity. this is absolutely an opportunity. we need to reach out and grab it with both hands. we've got the president right now saying hey, pass those trade agreements. absolutely. please get them down here to us. we've worked so hard to make sure we've cleared all the hurdles, t.a.a. or whatever else is required. bring those trade agreements to us. we stand ready to pass them. and with that, i'd like to -- a senator: would you yield for a second? mr. hoeven: yes. a senator: you're talk to go your constituents about this. i'm sure all of us have stories about this. mr. portman: this morning we had a weekly caucus. there were 12 pork producers from ohio. their number one issue was trade and tkpwregt -- getting these agreements done. they have to have international
for this. but we're talking about indiana, illinois, we're talking about florida and louisiana and california and all across our country where we are seeing communities have the opportunity to retool plants that would be idle, empty, an eye sore and be able to bring those back with new technologies that are going to get us off of foreign oil and are creating jobs. 41,000 jobs so far, and the real insult to me, as i look at what's happening to people in my state ands cross the country, is that they are poised to to be giving out up to 11 additional loans to partner with business in the next couple of mojtses that will create somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 new jobs. saving or creating new jobs in the next few weeks and right when this is about to happen, the house republicans are saying, oh, no, in order to help the folks in joplin, missouri, who are wiped out as a community, we want to make sure that we're not creating jobs in michigan. that we're not creating jobs in indiana, ohio, illinois, florida, louisiana, california, minnesota, where ever it is. but somehow we have t
market share indiana states will be a part with market share in other part of all. i also expecting more and more companies were dodging this worldwide. and i'd to believe that this will be a win-win-win situation for the u.s., for china, and also for worldwide economy. >> last word? >> i think that at national levels both governments will continue to do what they do now, which is managed each others' expectations and manage tension. i think it's important for china to increase transparency, particularly on security issues and to let its intentions be more transparently known. i think when it comes to business they will be intensified competition as china moves up the value chain. and that means they will be intensified friction. you would expect that. the trading relationship is very large now and it's going to be much larger 10 years from now. and i think that chinese and americans will continue to share one common feature, and that is being pragmatic, being extremely practical, and that will hopefully form a foundation for a strong underlying relationship as these tensions are managed
has not been done in a given area. i visited the fusion center in my state of indiana. i've done it in a couple other areas, and i think they represent probably the best hope for giving you the kind of response you want on unity of effort in any given crisis. >> i recognize the gently day from new york, ms. clark. i'm sorry, from michigan. >> thank you, mr. chair. my question to the entire panel is how can the department of homeland security best judge an urban area's risk of an attack based on the assessments used now? we have in large international airport hub in detroit. that airport was the destination of the plane that the christmas day bomber attempted to blow up, so there's some likelihood that our region could be the target of another attack. now, in addition to the likelihood of an attack, the department also needs to look at the consequences of an attack. metropoll tan detroit, i'll use that as an example, we have a large population center. we have a border that is water that is also the busiest international border crossing in terms of trade in north america. we also h
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political history. he's one of the 14 men featured c-span's new series, contenders in terre haute indiana. friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern, watch some of our other videos that another special website for the series c-span.org/the contenders. >> translator: your xo answer is here with the presence of the general assembly. >> translator: presiding over the 65th session of the general assembly. all thanks also go to mr. ban ki-moon on his reelection as secretary general of the united nations. we express thanks and appreciation to him and the general has sense retired staff efforts over the past year, and in particular, his follow-up of the situation in our country. ladies and gentlemen, we wish to congratulate the people of the republic of south sudan on the exsession of that republic of the united nations. we wish also to congratulate the transitional counsel in libya for their counsel among us and the representation of the libyan people. my country has be witnessing this since last january, a key political crisis. the political opposition that has been one the plain establishments in yemen sin
of georgia has, alabama has, utah has, indiana has. and in each of those cases, courts well, except for alabama, in those cases courts have enjoined the enforcement on the act of the doctrine of preemption. alabama has stayed its decision while it further studies the question but no court has upheld one of these statutes. the national association of state legislatures, the national state counsel legislatures say many states have major immigration legislation pending so there's an obvious need for guidance. the one caveat i would offer this involves a question of preemption? the issue is not racial profiling and a lot of public discussion centers on that but the issue on these cases is whether or not these laws are consistent with federal statutes. and the court might well think that congress is going to get around to addressing this issue and it's congress that ought to be providing the guidance. so with that caveat in mind that the court might decide to sort of sit back for a while and see if congress does anything, the other factors would seem overwhelmingly to indicate the court
to understand why your -- why they're acting that way towards a student. host: from kokomo, indiana. bob on the republican line. caller: i am 41-years-old, and my mom was surprised to find out a couple of months ago that i pretty much at all levels in school. she asked why she never knew about it. i said i threw down. i took it back to them and did not allow it. i am just trying to figure out where we went wrong. why did this become such a big issue? the calller from new jersey, i do not know what is going on, she must be sending her sson to school wearing a dress or something. when did this become such an issue? why do we have three different call-in lines. republicans, democrats, and independence? guest: in terms of what we want to recommend that kids do? i think you bring up the issue that many kids do recommend to their kids to fight back or bully back or hit back. sadly, that is not effective strategy. it can increase the risk of harm or both parties when the victim of grasses back in that way. we get into trouble as well it can get suspended -- they can get into trouble as well or
, but the uprising of working women and men in wisconsin, indiana and ohio signals a rebirth of the great coalition that still provides our best hope for real and lasting change. i believe that we can adapt the great traditions that animated the union and civil rights movements in the 20th century to forge a vibrant, new spirit of militancy and a culture of organizing empowered by the latest communications technology. so let us link arms as brothers and sisters, united and determined to put an end to the war against workers and the unjust harassment of latino workers and their families. let's join forces with an unshakable spirit of solidarity for jobs and economic justice. let's reach out to one another and build a great multicultural coalition on a scale never before seen in this nation. let's serve notice that we're not going to be discouraged by political obstructionists. we are not going to be deterred by the citizens united decision, and we're not going to be turned around by any detractors. but with our faith in each other, with our shared vision of hope and opportunity and with our irrevers
to help disaster victims. i'm going to read a letter written by the members of the indiana delegation, at least three republicans have signed this letter. senator lugar from indiana, representative dan burton from indiana and representative mike pence from indiana. they wrote on june 25, "we write today to highlight the remarkable automotive innovation occurring in indiana and the tremendous potential for hooshors lead our national effort in transforming the automotive sector. indiana is uniquely qualified and prepared to lead the nation and the world in the development and commercialization of advanced patry, electric-drive vehicles and other innovative transportation technologies. hoosiers are committed to reaching our national goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil and they are actively-reaching, developing manufacturing technologies that will be clean are and create lasting jobs. the hoosier state is the most manufacturing-intensive state in the union. it's now home to some 700 automotive-related companies which employ more than 130,000 workers. moreover, indiana's broad d
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